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Sharjah Ruler receives Magdi Yacoub
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday received Dr Magdi Yacoub, Egyptian-British cardiothoracic surgeon, at his office in Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan exchanged greetings with Dr Yacoub and discussed with him a number of scientific and research topics. The Sharjah Ruler praised Dr Yacoub’s efforts internationally and locally and his success as one of the
Resolution issued on ‘World Heritage Committee’
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an administrative resolution establishing and forming the World Heritage Committee for Cultural Scene for Central Region of Sharjah. The Resolution No. (01) of 2018 stipulates the establishment of a committee in the Emirate called “World Heritage Committee for Cultural Scene for Central Region of Sharjah”.
SA President receives UAE envoy
PRETORIA: President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has received Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to South Africa, at the Presidential Palace in the capital Pretoria, to discuss the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways of developing co-operation and promoting ties in the Year of Zayed 2018. The South African President welcomed the UAE Ambassador and sent his greetings and appreciation to President
Sharjah Ladies Club branches enhance leadership skills of employees
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Ladies Club branches (SLCB), on Thursday, celebrated the graduation of 22 employees who enrolled in the ‘Integrated Skills for Leadership Excellence’ programme, presented by ‘The Tele Services’ company. Held from Nov.2016 to May 2017, the employees from ten SLC branches aimed to enhance their management and leadership skills. Held at SLC’s Kunooz Hall, the ceremony was attended by Khawla Al Serkal, Director
‘Opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi ‘a very bad day for extremists’
ABU DHABI: The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been “a very bad day for extremists,” but, at the same time, has managed “to give the people of this region, the countries and leaders of this region, some hope,” Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said. In an interview with Becky Anderson on the CNN ‘Connect the World’ programme, Sheikh Abdullah stressed the
EPAA concludes its participation in World Future Energy Summit
SHARJAH: The Environmental Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), which represents the environmental strategy of the Emirate of Sharjah, participated in the World Future Energy Summit, held in Abu Dhabi from Jan 15 to the 18. At Suite No. 6320, in Hall 6, the EPAA featured the Wasit Wetlands Centre, introducing visitors to rare bird species and the importance of conservation of environmental diversity. The suite displayed models of
Sharjah’s Friends for Diabetes’ pact to help 50 children get free insulin injections
DUBAI: The UAE’s first woman paediatric endocrinologist, Dr Elham Al Amiri, on Thursday expressed hope that future medical doctors seriously consider joining her chosen specialisation. The Friends for Diabetes (FFD) founder/organiser told The Gulf Today there is a big demand and a great need for the specialisation in the midst of the continuing rise of the yet mysterious Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) among children. She added that health
Maliha-Sheikh Khalifa Rd project inspected
SHARJAH: Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, has inspected the progress of work on the Maliha Rd connected to Sheikh Khalifa Rd, expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2019. The project is of a special importance, being a major route for different means of transport in the East Coast. Once completed, it will smoothen traffic flow and cut travel times up and down the
Cleaner locked up over woman’s photos
DUBAI: An airline cleaner, who embezzled an American belle’s memory card and posted her photos on Facebook to attract followers, was locked up on Thursday. The Asian cleaner, 28, was on duty inside an airplane when he landed on the victim’s smartphone in a seat‘s pocket on Sept.15.2017. He removed the card and handed the phone to his supervisor. He committed an assault on the victim’s privacy by publicising her photos on Facebook
Drunk man punches airport cop
DUBAI: An inebriated man punched a Dubai airport officer leaving him with a swollen face when he tried to talk him into entering the detention room over alcohol abuse. The Arab man, 22, landed at the Dubai Criminal Court on Thursday charged with assaulting the Yemeni policeman, 24, and posing fierce resistance when airport security personnel tried to detain him on Dec.31, 2017. Prosecutors also accused him of abusing alcohol, a
Three men rescued from RAK mountain
RAS AL KHAIMAH: The Ras Al Khaimah Police rescue team and the National Ambulance rescued 3 Asians after a search operation that lasted three and a half hours. They had reportedly lost their way on Wednesday night in a very rugged spot, at a height of about 3,500 feet, in the Jais Mountain area, which is the country’s highest part. Brig. Mohammed Saeed Al Humaidi, Director General of Central Operations in Ras Al-Khaimah Police,
Knights of the sands
DUBAI: A caravan of camel riders from diverse cultures embarked for the first time from the ‘Empty Quarter’ in Abu Dhabi, a harsh desert area in the far south of the UAE on Jan.17 morning, in their journey to live an extraordinary experience of real Emirati heritage. The 15 participants in the fourth edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ received training in camel riding by the organisers Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC), before
RTA to open new bridge today near Cargo Village
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, will open on Friday the new bridge at the intersection of Airport-Casablanca streets, near the Cargo Village building. A one-lane bridge has been added to serve the traffic from Airport Street in the direction of Casablanca Street, thus eliminating the waiting time at the traffic signal. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said,
Student seduces woman with drugs
SHARJAH: A drug abusing student in the habit of seducing a married woman with drugs was caught with her inside a hotel room after her husband sought police help. The Arab student, 26, consumed methamphetamine, amphetamine and Pregabalin and engaged in a consensual physical affair with the woman to whom he offered methamphetamine, a jury heard on Thursday. He admitted consuming drugs but denied offering her some. As for the affair
Annual UAE Terry Fox Run today
ABU DHABI: The 21st Terry Fox Run Abu Dhabi will be held today, on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, according to a report in a section of the media. In the UAE, close to Dhs18 million has been raised from annual Terry Fox Runs held across the country to date. Funds raised in the UAE go toward cancer research at the UAE University. The annual Abu Dhabi run has become the largest single-day fundraiser for cancer research, according to
Gardener caged for mishandling girl
DUBAI: A gardener who chased his employer’s daughter around the house while tapping her must serve three months in the dock plus deportation, a jury ruled on Thursday. The Asian man, 25, felt the 10-year-old girl at her parents’ home in Bur Dubai at around 3:30pm on Oct.30.2017, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. He confessed during court questioning on Jan.4. In Bur Dubai Police Station records, the girl’s mother was inside the
Lebanese singer to grace Sharjah music fest today
SHARJAH: The management of the Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF) has announced that Syrian artist Rasha Rizk will not be able to participate in the festival due to exceptionally compelling reasons beyond the control of the festival. SWMF’s last evening will feature Lebanese artist GhadaShbeir, at the Flag Island Amphitheatre on Jan.19. The management of the festival has also announced that those who purchased tickets for the Ras
Masdar to develop wind power portfolio in Egypt
ABU DHABI: Masdar has signed a collaboration agreement to deliver a wind power portfolio of more than 800 megawatts (MW) in Egypt alongside Elsewedy Electric and Marubeni Corporation. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer at Masdar, said; “As Egypt’s economy expands, so do the opportunities to provide energy from renewable sources. We are ready to tap into our existing experience with renewable energy projects, while
Syrians freeze to death crossing mountains into Lebanon
BEIRUT: Nine Syrians froze to death crossing into Lebanon when an icy ..
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Ex-PM’s daughter Maryam to contest 2018 elections
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Thousands commemorate 21st Terry Fox Run in Abu Dhabi
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Philippines' main airport fires contractor over baggage thefts
MANILA: Manila airport fired a major contractor and announced a raft o..
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Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website
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Kerala mother admits to killing teenage son
TRIVANDRUM: Kerala Police investigating the murder of a teenage son by..
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Online shopping purchases subject to VAT, says FTA
ABU DHABI: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has confirmed that all purc..
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California couple denies torturing children
RIVERSIDE: A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple..
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Iraqi teen denies attempted bombing of London train
LONDON: An Iraqi teenager on Friday pleaded not guilty to allegations ..
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ERC intensifies relief efforts in Yemen
SHABWA: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has intensified its relief and..
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